The 2020-2022 National NOW Board has several vacancies, and we are calling on activists from the Eastern District to fill one of those seats. 

The NOW Board oversees the work of the National Action Center and develops and implements the National NOW strategic action program. Board members report regularly to members in their districts about National NOW’s work. Other duties and responsibilities include: 

  • NOW Board members are responsible for attending regular and special board meetings (typically on weekends and occasional other days), which are held in-person or via webinar and conference call.  
  • All board members are assigned to committees that work on implementation / development of NOW’s national action program, or oversee the National Action Center’s financial reporting and structure & process matters. 
  • Travel, meals, and lodging expenses for face-to-face board meetings are reimbursed (within guidelines) by National NOW. 

Who is eligible to fill the Eastern District Board vacancy:
Any person of color who has been a NOW member in good standing for at least two years immediately prior to the date of appointment; has held an elected or appointed position in a local or state NOW chapter or the national organization; and resides in one the following states: Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, or West Virginia. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the next virtual NOW Board meeting (scheduled for the weekend of March 13-14) to learn more about NOW’s governance and operations. 

How the vacancy will be filled:
After a candidate’s eligibility has been verified by the Eastern District‘s Nominating Committee, the vacancy will be filled by a two-thirds vote of the state presidents and remaining National NOW Board members of the district. 

If you are interested in filling this vacancy, please apply online via this link by 11:59 PM ESTMondayMarch 15, 2021.

For more information: 

The current Eastern District representatives are Kobby Hoffman (kobbyhoffman@aol.com) and Ashley Pirani (bsox31@hotmail.com). Please feel free to contact them with any NOW-related questions, concerns, or suggestions. If you would like to receive periodic emails relating to the Eastern District, please send your email address to Kobby or Ashley with the subject line “NOW Eastern District List.” 

 

Christian F. Nunes, NOW President 
Kim Villanueva, NOW Elections Committee Chair